We are a small Newbury Charity established in 1928 by a generous local benefactor who cared about local people who were struggling to find adequate housing. She gave land in Mill Lane, near the town centre. On part of that land she had four dwellings built which have been occupied as Almshouses with low rent ever since. They are managed by Trustees, who are all unpaid volunteers.
(4 one bed ; 12 two-bed) on the whole of the Charity's land. We have to complete the project by April 2018 in order to be able to take advantage of a Government Grant of £420,000. We are confident that we will be awarded other grants from local funding bodies, which along with our own reserves will take the total to £930,000. The West Berkshire Housing Authority have been working closely with us.
However the total cost of the project will over £2.5 million. We can borrow at favourable rates from the Charity Bank but to help make up the deficit we are seeking donations from other benefactors. We have registered with "the good exchange" (Greenham Trust) and need to raise as much as possible by February 2017, which is when we plan to start the build in Mill Lane, Newbury.
There is a growing shortage of affordable housing for local people in Newbury and the rest of West Berkshire.
The Trustees of the Charity are determined to rise to this challenge - but we cannot do so on our own.
the good exchange (Greenham Trust)
by clicking on the My Donation green button below to activate the link
of Mrs Mabel Luke
Registered with the Charity Commissioners no. 236518
Interested in becoming a Director of Mabel Luke Trustee Ltd?
Please see the document below to see if you can offer the skill sets that are now required as we move towards the completion of our building programme and begin to prepare for the first residents to move into the 16 new Almshouse Flats.
If you wish to make a Donation please scroll down to the section below the document and you will find a green button which links directly to the good exchange..........